Les Ardilles - 2018 - Hervé Villemade
A nose with notes of black fruits, oranges, flowers and spices... On the palate: dense, elegant and well matured. A fruity, mineral wine, with an almost saline finish.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14.5 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2026
Blend: 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Gamay, from a parcel grown on a slightly richer soil. The vines are 20-40 years old, grown on a soil of sandy clay and flint. The estate is certified organic by ECOCERT, with natural grass ground cover between the vine rows. Harvesting by hand, careful grape sorting in the vines, well managed yields: 25 hl/ha. Vinification: harvesting of whole bunches, 20-day maceration, punching down of the cap, low temperature fermentation, indigenous yeasts, no chaptalisation, no sulphur. Matured 8 months in traditional and demi-muid barrels, bottled with 1 to 1.5 g of sulphur.
Hervé Villemade is a natural winemaker situated within the Cheverny appellation. Less of a media darling than his famous neighbour Thierry Puzelat, Hervé and his 25-hectare estate nonetheless have nothing to be shy about. You might say there’s a gentle and productive form of competition between them, a source of motivation perhaps... When the family estate was handed over to him in 1995,...All wines
from the estate